Smoking… Not only increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, lung disease and peripheral vascular disease, it specifically increases the risk of Covid19 infection, watch this video today to learn more. “As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we have seen more severe symptoms among those with underlying health concerns,”…

  Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer MD FACS Thoracic & Vascular Surgery shares his perspective of life in a community hospital during this unprecedented time.   ABOUT SCHMETTERER M.D. Lawrence Schmetterer, M.D., F.A.C.S. is one of the top and most trusted vascular surgeons in Youngstown and Warren, Ohio. He’s been practicing medicine for over 34-years and sees patients…

Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer MD FACS Thoracic & Vascular Surgery discusses a procedure used to restore blood flow to the lower leg called a “FemPop” bypass. He talks about when a doctor may decide this is the next best option when all endovascular techniques are exhausted. He also shares what questions to ask your doctor before…

Got sore legs? Leg cramps? Cold feet? Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Schmetterer from Ohio, describes the different imaging options to discuss with your doctor to determine if you have blocked arteries in your legs (Peripheral Artery Disease | PAD) and have a productive discussion on the locations of those lesions restricting blood flow…

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